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Changing Colors

Black = Intense, Stressed

Brown = Troubled, Restless

Red = Rage, Anger

Orange = Aggressive, Irritated, Edgy, Sarcastic

Golden Yellow = Hope

Yellow = Confused, Puzzled, Incredulous, Curious

Yellow-Green = Worried

Lime Green = Shocked, Surprised

Emerald Green = Triumph, Hyper, Energetic, Mischevious

Dark Green = Disgusted, Ill, Nauseous

Teal = Alert, Nervous

Ice Blue = Fear, Scared, Panic

Light Blue = Sleepy, Tired

True Blue = Relaxed, Calm

Dark Blue = Bored

Blue-Violet = Serious, Confident, Concentrating

Violet = Happy, Pleased

Light Purple = Excited

Magenta = Embarrassed

Dark Pink = Silly

Light Pink = Flirty, Amused, Playful

White = Hollow, Blank, Void

Grey = Sad, Hopeless, Dejected, Discouraged, Gloomy

Blue-Grey = Sad for someone



The Iris cabin had been getting really tiered of the son of Hades walking around looking like a charcoal sketch all the time, so one day they devised a plan and teamed up with the Hecate cabin to charm Nico’s clothes so that they changed color with his mood. Of course no one would have ever expected the results that they got.

Chapter 1

“Do you really think that this is a good idea?” one of the Iris campers asked as they snuck into cabin 13 before sunrise with a member of the Hecate cabin. “Shhh! Would you be quiet, the mist won’t work if he hears us!” the Hecate camper said as they clamped a hand over the other’s mouth. The two of them had been selected by their cabins to sneak into the Hades cabin to charm Nico’s wardrobe, after much debating they had come up with the idea that Nico needed to wear more colors but they figured that if they just said something he wouldn’t be happy, and if they just dyed all of his clothes then he’d really be mad. So here they were Iris and Hecate cabins teamed up to cast a charm on all of the son of Hades’ clothes so that like a mood ring, they would change colors depending on what he was feeling.

They had hidden themselves as best they could from the patrol harpies while they snuck into Nico’s cabin, now all they needed to do was enchant his clothes and get out before he woke up. “Over here.” The Iris camper whispered and motioned to where Nico stored his things. The two of them carefully laid everything out neatly and set to work with the spell, once that was done they put everything back the way it was and quietly made their way back out. All that was left now was to wait and see what happened.

Nico woke up and sat in bed for a few minutes while he let the sleep fade from his mind. Once he was fully awake he crawled out of bed and got ready for the day. He grabbed a simple pair of dark jeans and a dark grey t-shirt and threw them on before heading out to breakfast at the dining pavilion. When he stepped outside he had to shield his eyes from the glare of the early morning sun, without him noticing his shirt momentarily changed color to orange but quickly returned to its original shade of washed out grey.

As Nico was walking someone ran up beside him and placed an arm over his shoulder catching him by surprise, his shirt and jeans both turned lime green for a split second but returned to normal as he turned and saw Jason standing next to him. “Oh it’s you, what do you want Jason?” Nico asked as he slipped out from under the other boys arm. Jason stood there trying to figure out if he had really just seen Nico’s clothes change color, it was so fast he wasn’t sure if maybe he had just imagined it. “Did… Never mind, I thought I’d walk with you to breakfast.”

Nico shrugged not really noticing the change in what his friend had been about to say. “Sure.” The two of them carried on, Nico just walking as if everything was normal meanwhile Jason kept glancing over at the younger boy to see if the weird color change would happen again.

Over behind one of the cabins stood the two half-bloods that had placed the charm on Nico’s clothes, they had seen it working but had noticed that it only lasted a very short time and seemed to only occur with intense emotions, never the less their plan had worked, all that was left was to see how well and if the son of Hades would end up sending an army of skeletons after both cabins when this was all over with.

Nico sat down at the table designated to the children of the Big Three so that they didn’t have to sit alone for the remainder of the summer. Jason sat down next to him still glancing over from time to time and Nico had noticed and it was starting to bug him, which was made apparent when his shirt turned orange once more as he turned to look at the blond. “What?” Jason continued to stare with his mouth opening and closing but no words came out. Nico raised an eyebrow at him. “Seriously what is up with you this morning?” Nico asked as he reached for his glass that filled with orange juice.

Jason finally found his voice and managed to stammer out his thoughts. “What is up with me? What is up with your clothes?” he pointed at Nico’s clothing but by then they had returned to their original colors again, Nico looked down at himself and then back at his friend with a puzzled look and once more his shirt changed right before the son of Zeus’s eyes,  this time becoming yellow. Jason quickly pointed to show Nico what he meant and this time Nico saw what was happening just before it turned back to normal.

Nico jumped up as his clothes turned a bright lime green and then quickly turned from Teal to ice blue to a bright magenta as his emotions ranged from shocked, nervous, panicked, and embarrassed that this was happening and where everyone could see. Because of his sudden movement and the quick succession of bright colors flashing over his clothing most people had stopped what they were doing to look at him. “W-What?! What’s happening?!” He asked not really knowing who to direct the question to but still wanting to know. His shirt and pants changed to more of a yellow- green color now but went right back to magenta and then to brown.

He looked up to see that more of his friends had arrived and were now standing nearby looking at him sort of shocked. Not wanting to hear what they might have to say he looked around quickly and spotted a spot that was more shaded that the rest and ran for it knowing that this was probably not a great idea but needing to get away so that he could figure this out, he jumped into the shadows. As the shadows engulfed him he heard cries of alarm from his friends and he heard one voice above all shouting at him. “Nico No!” but he was already gone.

Nico re-emerged  in some room in what seemed to be the Big house. He was thankful that his random jump hadn’t taken him somewhere dangerous or too far away, and he was especially grateful that he hadn’t faded and become one with the shadows, though he noted that his fingertips weren’t all that solid and he hoped that the effects were only temporary and would return to normal soon.

He found a spot by the window and sat their hoping that the sunlight would help take away the chill that lingered after shadow traveling. He leaned his head back against the wall as his eyes drooped slightly, he was still weary after even short jumps and he knew that if Will caught up with him after this he would get a lecture on using his underworldy powers without doctor’s consent. As he thought about this his clothes changed from a lime green to light blue to light pink to orange but returned to their regular colors as he closed his eyes to rest.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.